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Meet Our Team


Cari.jpgCari Wilcock – Office Manager and Treatment Coordinator

Cari moved to Alameda with her family in 1986 from Oakland where she was born and raised. She first joined our ortho family as a mom when her daughter had braces as a teen. A few years later, she came to work here and is now our Treatment Coordinator and Office Manager. Cari completed Invisalign treatment to get that nice smile she always wanted.

She and her husband, Tim, have two sons in addition to their daughter. All three are now married, and Cari is thrilled to be grandma to two granddaughters and five grandsons. Family is her number one joy and priority.

Cari is a sports nut and loves her Oakland A’s, San Francisco 49ers, San Jose Sharks and NASCAR racing. She enjoys spending her spare time reading, watching good movies, riding her bike and taking long walks. She loves pasta, Dr. Pepper and chocolate, and her favorite thing to make for dinner is a reservation!

Adriana.jpgThanya Stewart – Financial Coordinator

Thanya, our Financial Coordinator, grew up in San Jose and moved to Alameda in 1963. She completed her high school years at Alameda High School. She’s been married to Jim, her high school sweetheart and best friend, since 1969. They have two wonderful children, Sandi and Jeff. Jeff is an electrician and lives in Alameda. Sandi and her husband, Mike, who is a plumber, have two darling children and also live in Alameda. It sure is nice to have two trades in the family! Thanya and Jim’s two grandchildren are such a joy. It’s great being grandparents!

Thanya has worked in the office since 1993, but has been associated with the practice even longer, as both Sandi and Jeff had orthodontic treatment here when they were growing up. Thanya also has had treatment with Invisalign Aligners to straighten her lower teeth. Be sure to ask her about them! Thanya and her family enjoy hunting, fishing and spending time together.

Ashley.jpgAshley Walden – Clinical Team

Ashley was born and raised by her mother and father in San Leandro along with her older sister, Vanessa. She always craved the perfect smile. After receiving full orthodontic treatment while in high school, she found it to be a life-changing experience and knew that was the career path she wanted to pursue. Graduating from Arroyo High School, she then went to the Regional Occupational Program to gain her Dental Assisting license. Ashley comes to our office with many years of experience in both general dental and orthodontic offices and with lots of heart.

Throughout the year, Ashley enjoys visiting Minnie and Mickey Mouse at Disneyland. Her hobbies include oil painting, shopping and spending quality time with her baby, a miniature Pincher mix named Bruiser, and her young nephew, Enzo.

Thany.jpgAdriana Arrizon – Dental Assistant

Adriana was born in Navidad, Jalisco, a small town in Mexico. When she was 10 years old in 1996, her family moved to Oakland where she currently lives. Adriana comes from a large family which includes five sisters and one brother. Her family is extremely close, and they are all very important to her. After graduating from San Leandro High School, she became interested in a career in the dental field, and in 2007, she obtained her Dental Assisting license from Heald College. Adriana comes to our team with orthodontic experience and great skills.

During her free time, she takes pleasure in traveling, shopping and playing dress-up with her beautiful daughter, Natalia.

Crystal.jpgCrystal Toailoa – Clinical Team

Crystal is a Bay Area native. After graduating from Hayward High School, she obtained her Dental Assisting license from the Regional Occupational Program. Shortly after, she also received her Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant certificate and worked in that specialty for four years before joining our team in 2010. Crystal loves interacting with her patients and decided orthodontics was the specialty for her. Crystal comes from a very sports-crazed family, spending most weekends at Raider games and various sporting events. She also has a young son named Bobby, and when she’s not working, they can be found at the park, playing basketball or eating popsicles (especially the red ones)! Her hobbies include cooking, baking and party planning.